Cauldron of Souls
: Choose any number of target creatures. Each of those creatures gains persist until end of turn. (When is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)
|Want (2)||arashikageclan , pendraggon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Cauldron of Souls Discussion
4 days ago
Cauldron of Souls is in a weird place for Hapatra decks. Tokens can't persist (tokens stay in the zone they move to after they leave the battlefield, and then cease to exist as a SBA) and other creatures will lose persist after the first time they come back from the graveyard so there can not shenanigans with removing the counter. It does however allow a slow build-up of snakes and some measure of protection against opposing board wipes.
I am (slowly) updating my list to on here match how it exists in paper. I should be able to make some other recommendations in the next few days when I have my list in a form where I can look at it for cards that I feel are stand-out performers.
4 days ago
I've made some changes in the deck. In came:
- Beast Within for Banewhip Punisher - it's usually non-creatures that are the real threat
- Craterhoof Behemoth for Serrated Biskelion - because games gotta end
- Woodfall Primus for Unearth - because I ran too few removal
- Natural Order for Profane Tutor - for Craterhoof or Woodfall
- Return of the Wildspeaker for Overrun - better manacost + optional card draw
Now I agree with Gidgetimer in not removing those ramp spells. But despite I went from my average CMC of 2.82 to 3.02, I don't really see a reason why to play more than 10 ramp spells, because the majority of cards in the deck is extremely cheap.
I will not add the Mike/Trike combo - I've once played in another deck and to be honest I don't like that combo too much.
I'm still thinking to add that perfectly timed Song of Freyalise and that Cauldron of Souls as that means a new snake for each dying snake, right? I want all my opponents to quote Samuel each time I play this deck :D
Thanks again guys for your help!
1 week ago
KayneMarco so im thinking these swaps thoughts?
with proliferate is it worth working in Magistrate's Scepter?
2 weeks ago
king-saproling ooooo I forgot about Chandra's Incinerator, that could be some very useful and repeatable removal. Will mostly come down for at most two mana. This one is definitely going in the maybe board.
Satyr Firedancer is a definite no. Not enough instants and sorceries that deal damage in the deck, although there are some, just not enough to justify a spot for this.
So this is an entire collection of the same type of card. Basically I like these effects, but I don't want too many. The max I would be willing to run is two. It helps flesh out the deck, but it's not the main strategy. I like Light of Promise best out of your suggestions. Could potentially replace Nykthos Paragon if I find I only need to be buffing one creature instead of four or five. Maybeboard it goes for testing. Sunbond is just worse Light of Promise and I don't want too many of these effects. I would rather just have Nykthos Paragon than Cradle of Vitality, it's more efficient. If I were to go with two, which two would you suggest, and what would you suggest be taken in its place?
Adarkar Valkyrie is just too expensive for what it does; I used to run it. Maybe over the next few years, if Boros gets access to a plethora of ramp instead of what we have, it might find a way, but now it's just too slow. Angelic Renewal though is something I've been meaning to add to the maybeboard. Two-mana, choose whenever you'd like to reanimate a creature, is pretty good. Graceful Reprieve is not as flexible as Angelic Renewal, and what I already have in the deck is just better. I actually don't think I need more reanimation. Surprisingly, that's not the issue. While I love the political power of Cauldron of Souls, I used to run it, and I find it incredibly slow and clunky. Could be good in more political groups and slower groups than mine though.
Minion Reflector would be a good choice if my reanimation package wasn't so good, but Boros has gotten some buffs in the past year or so, which makes this a sub-optimal choice.
Twinflame.... huh. I always thought this was a threaten effect for some reason. I don't think it could earn a spot, but I see enough there to where I'm more than happy to test it and be proven wrong. Maybeboard it goes. Not as impressed by Heat Shimmer though.
Sorry if it seems like I'm just shooting all your ideas down. Youve made some good ones and given me a lot to think about. This list is just REALLY tight.
2 weeks ago
Thoughts on these? Chandra's Incinerator, Satyr Firedancer, Light of Promise, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Adarkar Valkyrie, Angelic Renewal, Graceful Reprieve, Cauldron of Souls, Homura, Human Ascendant Flip, Minion Reflector, Twinflame, Heat Shimmer
3 weeks ago
Thoughts on these? Light of Promise, Sunbond, Cradle of Vitality, Armadillo Cloak, Pollenbright Wings, Cauldron of Souls, Sporeback Troll, Fungal Sprouting, Inspiring Call, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Ajani's Welcome, Lunarch Veteran Flip, Impassioned Orator, Suture Priest, Well of Lost Dreams, Hunter's Prowess
1 month ago
You might like these: Cauldron of Souls, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cryptolith Rite, Druids' Repository, Song of Freyalise, Black Market, Return of the Wildspeaker, Shamanic Revelation, Species Specialist, Harbinger of Night, Doubling Season
1 month ago
Cauldron of Souls makes your creatures virtually immortal and has fun synergy with Altar of Dementia.